Abandoned places I

Abandoned places I

As in Fotoaurinko we are many, we have many , quite often completly different ideas for photography: macro, nature, portraits, landscape, product and so on.  Today short report on, I would say, less popular type of photography- photography of abandoned places.

Living is Spain is giving us adavntage because there are quite many forgotten, abandoned and ruined places here.  Apart the ones inside the city of León, it is possibile to find many small churches, chapels, filed houses and even castles around the cities. There are even more interesting places- enetrily abandoned villages! There are many reasons for this- creation of dams, lack of work, natural disasters.

We decided to photograph this kind of places. There are many reasons to do this. To see something that in some years may completly dissapear, to see the ´´ghost´´ of the place, to learn something about history and ofc to get this strange feeling while being in such a places.

First opportunity for bringing this idea to life we have got hiking to Utrero. One of the abandoned villages around the artificial lake of Porma (Embalse del Porma) in Castilla y León. Well, the whole construction was made to improve maintenance of water during dry periods. So the dam was built and because of this several villages became ´´underwater world´´. Two other villages lost almost all their fields and areas suitable for agriculture, so it was impossibile to live there. And that´s the story of abandoned villages: Utrero and Camposolillo.

So Utrero was our first aim. Then on Saturday we manage to visit Camposolillo. Here you can see some pictures from both of pur trips. I hope you will enjoy!

 

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